Margret Knitter, LL.M. (University of Edinburgh)
Certified Expert for IP
Why do you work at SKW Schwarz?
IP has been my professional home for many years now. In combination with the various specializations of my peers, I can ensure optimum full-service advice to my clients. We are a strong team, which is why working at SKW Schwarz is very fulfilling.

Margret Knitter advises her clients in all matters of intellectual property and competition law. This includes not only strategic advice, but also legal disputes. Her practice focuses on the development and defense of trademark and design portfolios, border seizure proceedings and advice on developing marketing campaigns. She advises on labelling obligations, packaging design and marketing strategies, in particular for cosmetics, detergents, toys and foodstuffs. She represents her clients’ vis-à-vis authorities, courts and the public prosecutor's office.

In the field of media and entertainment she mainly advises on questions of advertising law, in particular product placement, branded entertainment and influencer marketing. She is a member of the board of the Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA) DACH.



Intellectual Property Unfair Competition / Advertising / Consumer Protection Media & Entertainment Life Sciences & Healthcare Automotive & Mobility Special: Medical Cannabis

Other activities  

Margret Knitter is Co-Chair of the European Subcommittee of the INTA Bulletin Committee for the 2020-2021 term.

Margret Knitter is a frequent speaker and publisher on trademarks, designs, branded content and advertising in social media. In particular, she publishes in the INTA Bulletin, the newsletter of PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group), is co-author of the blog BEO Branded Entertainment Online ( and the book Fifteen Years, A Branded Content Story of BCMA (2018, She regularly holds workshops at the Confectionery and Textile Association and is a sought-after speaker at industry get-togethers such as dmexco, see (scip to minute 2:20).

Member of

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • INTA Bulletins Committee
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)

Awards / Recommendations

WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020, Germany

Recommended lawyer (Silver Tier)

“Margret Knitter ‘is widely recognised and respected in the community for her analysis and application of trademark law in Germany and the European Union. She is always involved in high-profile litigation and her advice is both practical and realistic. She takes the time to follow up with her clients on every occasion.’”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2020

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”

The Legal 500: Germany 2020

Recommended Lawyer in the category “Trademarks and unfair competition“

“Margret Knitter is an excellent trademark and competition lawyer who quickly and comprehensively grasps and processes complicated matters. She has very large expertise in these areas and extensive experience in court. She keeps constantly in touch with the latest trends (or ahead of them) in connection with the latest technical and business developments.”

Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2019

Nominated as one of the world's leading practitioners

India Business Law Journal 2019

Recommended lawyer for India-related matters

“Margret Knitter is an expert in all matters of intellectual property and competition law”

WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019, Germany

Recommended lawyer (Bronze Tier)

“Knitter has been handling complex litigation in China for Tom Storyteller and Tower10 Story regarding the title and trademark Tiger-Team.”

The Legal 500: Germany 2019

Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Unfair Competition Law”

“Her work is characterized by solution orientation and high precision.“

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2019

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2017

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”

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